Bowel and Bladder Care for the Neurologically Involved Client:

A neuro and pelvic floor perspective


Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT WCS
Susan Coote, BSc Physio, PhD, MISCP
Saturday 13th June 2020
MS Care Centre, Bushy Park Rd, Rathgar, Dublin 6,

This course combines Susan’s expertise in neurological rehabilitation with Carina’s expertise in continence issues and is designed to increase knowledge and skills for women’s health, community and neuro physio’s who treat neuro patients with continence issues.

Practitioners in both specialties will come away with knowledge to provide both education and referral knowledge to their neurological clients


Session 1 focuses on neurological conditions, pathology, mechanisms of recovery and sensorimotor considerations and will include SCI, stroke, MS and PD

Session 2 focuses on bladder and bowel dysfunction specifically in those with neurological conditions

Session 3 will work through clinically relevant case studies to enable participants to apply that knowledge in a practical way


Cost: ISCP/CPNG/CPPP members €150, Non ISCP €200, MS Ireland Physios €125

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Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT WCS has been a physiotherapist for 14 years.  She practices primarily in the field of pelvic health physical therapy.  She works primarily with patients with neurologic bowel and bladder dysfunction as well as children with bowel and bladder issues.  She practices in Columbus, Ohio for OhioHealth Hospital system.  She also teaches for the Section on Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association on the topics of pelvic health physical therapy for both adults and children.  She has presented internationally at IUGA, WCPT, and the European Seating Symposium as well as classes in multiple countries.  She sits on the board of the Section on Women's Health as the Director of Programming for the Combined Sections Meeting.

Dr Susan Coote was Associate Professor in Physiotherapy at the University of Limerick and has extensive neurology clinical experience in the US and Ireland. Her work in collaboration with MS Ireland focuses on the use of exercise and physiotherapy interventions to reduce symptom severity and to improve quality of life for people with MS and other neurological conditions in the community. She has over 60 peer reviewed publications and leads the MS Research group at UL who have had international success in evaluating novel exercise and physiotherapy interventions for people with moderate to severe disability due to MS in community settings.